Political analyst Bill Schneider said on Monday that the refusal by Democratic leaders to campaign on impeaching President Trump is making it more difficult for Republicans to motivate voters ahead of November’s midterm elections.
“Donald Trump is not on the ballot, remember, so a lot of Trump supporters really aren’t interested in keeping the House and Senate Republican,” Schneider told Hill TV’s Joe Concha on “What America’s Thinking.”
“The main argument that can be made is that a Democratic House would impeach the president, and therefore he’s trying to get them excited about that,” he continued. “The Democrats are being very cagey. They’re not campaigning on impeachment at this point.”
Democratic leaders have cautioned candidates on campaigning on the issue of impeachment.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said last month that impeachment would not be a priority for Democrats after Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations that implicated the president.
“Impeachment has to spring from something else,” Pelosi said. “If and when the information emerges about that, we’ll see.”
“It’s not a priority on the agenda going forward unless something else comes forward,” she continued.
However, Republicans, including Trump himself, have tried to use the threat of impeachment to drive voters to the polls.
“We have to keep the House because if we listen to [Rep.] Maxine Waters [D-Calif.], she’s going around saying ‘We will impeach him,’ ” Trump said at a Michigan rally in April.
Blitz correspondent: Democrats now know very well that American voters aren’t seeing it as a better option of getting President Donald Trump impeached and create a chaos in country’s democracy as well halt the economic progress. During the 8-year rule of Barack Hussein Obama, Democrats simply destroyed country’s economic structures to a great extent and had left the economy to a very volatile level. Moreover, Obama’s bankrupt diplomacy and Hillary Clinton’s dubious activities had tarnished the image and influence of the United States of America. President Trump has been very successfully salvaging the country’s economy from the worst situation left by his predecessor Barack Hussein Obama. Moreover, due to strong foreign policy, America’s great image is being already restored. Considering these key issues, American voters aren’t inclined in letting Democrats get a majority in the Congress and the Senate. They also know, the silence of the Democrats on impeachment issue is a part of their electoral strategy. Everyone is aware of the ultimate agenda of the Democrats in ‘somehow’ and ‘anyhow’ impeaching President Trump. This is what Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton have been saying everywhere. Even the instigation of the Democrats behind Robert Mueller’s fake investigation and wasting of millions of public dollar is not unknown anymore.